Ghisla Art Collection Foundation



Foundation of Modern and Contemporary Art – Locarno.

The Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection, a non-profit organization, was founded in April 2014 with the objective of sharing an artistic heritage of international value with the culturally interest public that appreciates the significance of art.

The private collection has been assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Ghisla with growing enthusiasm and passion for the artistic expression. A futuristic style building, designed by the architect’s office Moro & Moro in Locarno, hosts the Foundation and is situated in the town centre, only a few meters away from the tourist harbour.

The Fondazione Ghisla presents the exhibits in eight rooms over three floors. The exhibition includes Pop Art, Art Informal, Conceptual Art as well as Abstract Art and New Dada Masterpieces. Further there are also art works by young emerging talents, as yet less known to the wide public.

From 2016 an audio guide system is available in italian, english, french and german. It makes your visit more interesting! The audio guide is included in the entry price.

In season 2020, the museum’s first and second floor are dedicated to the new choice of art-pieces coming from the Ghisla Collection, where the visitor travels through the pieces of principal masters of modern and contemporary art of the latest 80 years.

While the third floor is dedicated to the exhibition "L'éclat d'une luciole dans la nuit" by Véronique Arnold, French artist who lives and works in Mulhouse. An exhibition where the artist presents about fifty works and where he intimately investigates his personal relationship with nature.

The museum is open from 15 March 2020 to 3 January 2021

Opening times:
Wednesday – Sunday: 13.30h – 18.00h


Entrance fees
CHF 18.-
CHF 15.- Seniors
CHF 11.- Children (from 12 til 18 years) and students
Children til 12 years free

For groups with guided tour please contact us

Accessible to people with disabilities



  • Art museums

Search on

Search results